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Feb 28, 2013 9:00am EST
for cablevision in a very long time. david, in the meantime, we want to call your attention to vatican city. pope benedict xvi stepping down after nearly eight years as pontiff after unexpectedly announcing his resignation on february 11th for health reasons. you can see him walking down the hall here. he's expected to depart vatican city by helicopter heading to castel gandolfo where he will take up temporary residence until his new residence outside of vatican city is complete. once he steps into the castel gandolfo, the doors will closed and it is complete. >> thousands of people stormed into st. peter's square to watch this happen. they put big screen televisions inside the vatican grounds for the public to watch what is happening. it's hard to get a vantage point of the scale if you've never been there but isn't that just an amazing thing to watch? >> and historic are, given that we haven't seen anything like this in 600 years, right? >> i wasn't there but obviously you were, david. eagerly checking the stocks. >> yes, i was. >> interesting this morning, cardinal dolan of new york was asked
CNBC
Feb 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. here's what "fast" is buyer beware. find out what red flag jp more gan's tom lee seeps right now. >>> defensive blitz. just how much pain the sequester could cost defense stocks. >>> and web wagers. who is best poised toic stroo it big when it comes to online gambling. the markets close in on fresh record highs. what was the top trade of the day today? dr. j? start with you. >> my top trade was the stickiness of the vix. it's made a big trip this week, so, i'm not saying, boy, it's just, you can't push it past 15 at all. it's made it from basically 1320, all the way up to 1920, back down to 14 and then it just wouldn't go any lower than ends up jumping on that rally for the vix. and subsequent selloff for the s&p 500. i was doing these one by two spreads in there, mel, i was buying the selling the 18, that's what the street was doing. >> and beekers, of course, a nail-biter of a day. i don't know if you have had the popcorn out today. we were 50 points away from the dow's record high. >> i always have
CNBC
Feb 28, 2013 6:00pm EST
, and as you mentioned, i was just in new york city and these huge new york city companies like general electric and bank of america and philips they wanted to become customer companies. >> the reason i mentioned the bernstein thing, he says microsoft's coming along, oracle -- you in the talk i listened to said, oracle, ibm, microsoft, they're all really good at this now. wait a second, they all weren't really good when we first started talking. >> well, you've been right on, jim. and unfortunately, that bernstein analyst you quoted and i think this is what you want me to say. over the last one or two years now, he's been dead wrong. >> thank you. >> he doesn't realize the world has changed, the world has transformed, the world has evolved. we have moved into a new world of computing. who is carrying around a pc? who has windows anymore? this is a new world. we all have computers in our pockets. we're on to facebook, we're on twitter, the -- things are going more dynamic than ever before. and this is an exciting new world, but it's a treacherous world. because for companies, they have t
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
with her? >> jon stewart ripped her to shreds. >> the point that's valid is we are big city folk. in the smaller, rural parts of the country and you can speak to the congressmen representing the districts the post office is the central meeting place. i have never been to these places. there is something going on there. i respect that. >> if you go on a listening tour. >> i should. >> you're making the right point. this point will come up later with the military. it's so widely distributed. everybody has an impact on this. we do live in big cities but people in kansas don't have the same relationship. >> shouldn't have to pay for that. >> you can't have everything you want in life. i have a number. $47 trillion. do you know what $47 trillion is? from the cbo, congressional budget office, that's u.s. federal spending for the next ten years. $47 trillion. okay? can we agree that's a big number? now the post office will add to that number. i think we should be subtracting from that number. i don't care what sentimentality or who claire mchaskill is. she shouldn't have run the race. s
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 4:00am EST
turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> let's take a look at u.s. futures. the last time we checked in, the dow was set to open about 11 points at the open. it's peared back just a tad. the dow is still trying to climb back towards that 14,000 level, a time, ross, when frankly more people were talking about warning signs in the market. >>> meanwhile, as far as the european stocks were concerned, and this is where we stand, firmer today. the ibex down 0.3%. the cac 40, ftse and xetra dax up between 0.25% and 0.5%. dollar index is up, kelly. >> that's right. and the dollar/yen, adding 0.5%. so 93.17. aussie/dollar weaker by about 0.5%. a lot of trade across asia is quiet or closed for the lunar new year. >>> france's problems have nothing to do with a single curren currency, but down to the problems itself. he said that the core of the french problem lies inside the cup, not in the foreign exchange rate. this time last week, the french president called for the rights to curve the euro. >>> and the euro group meeting, which is due to star today in b
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 11:00pm EST
city. well, maybe he has a 13 deal right now. i asked the ceo to bring these games back. i don't know if he will. the point is that the stocks and bonds and stuff off ebay, stocks are fascinating now get your kids started on them right now. when you have your kids started on stocks and bonds pick some stocks. they are performing in a good way, given the budget pressures, but if companies maybe your kids are familiar with. guess what they will do over a period of time. so here is the bottom line of my childhood stock market obsession. get them started early and maybe they will play for life. the stock market is a long-term contest and one i think the earlier you get in, okay, the more you can win. let's go to loretta in arizona. >> hi captain cramer a big booyah to you. from phoenix, arizona. >> love phoenix. what's up? >> okay what steps should an investor take when a company they thought was solid with a strong monthly dividend suffers a steep drop in price and a 50% dividend reduction? hold them or fold them? >> a lot of the monthly ones are oil related. freeport a few years back cu
CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am EST
private partnership in the cayman islands. he happened to invest in partnerships when he was at citi, and they happened to be based there. >> in romney's case he set them up down there? >> no, he didn't. i was not making -- i never made the cayman islands argument to you ever. >> oh! about romney? >> i never did. go back and check the tapes. never. >> i don't think he ever did. >> i think -- >> i don't think he did. >> in general, just the whole perception. now al gore's got more money, a lot more money than romney, as you know. you think that's in the cayman islands? >> he's not filthy rich. no, that's somewhere safe, the lea -- the middle east. >> as the ocean washes across the country, it's safe, probably in gold. >>> in the markets, the futures are fight slightly higher. yesterday the dow was up by 47 point. the s&p up by two. as patty dawn points out, the nasdaq has been the big issue. it was actually down yesterday by five points. it has not closed above the 3,200 level that so many had been watching closely. some say in order to see the s&p 500 and the dow break out to new hig
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
. some of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> i always wanted to bump in with dylan. that is a tv term. i think it might be time -- i can't believe i'm doing this. i think it might be time to buy the new york times. not the paper, shares in the company. nyt. yes, you heard me right. i'm about to recommend a newspaper stock. look, everybody knows the newspaper companies have been in decline for years, decades even. what the heck am i coming out to tell you to buy shares of the new york times. simple. they know that they getting rid of the print, that's why they are selling "the boston globe" that's not the business. the business is putting out the content online and charging for it. the new york times the online journal of worldwide record and ever since the nyt put up its online pay wall, this company figured out how to make money off its content on the internet. that's the great leap forward. see, at the end of the fourth quarter, times wracked up a denominal -- they have 668,000 paid digital subscribers, up 13% fr
CNBC
Feb 23, 2013 6:00am EST
city's times square, i'm melissa lee. these are the traders. stocks break their losing streak. the dow closing with over 100-point gain breaking its two-day losing streak. is this healthy price action or is there something amiss in the markets? it was a tough week for home builders, retailers and autos. they are surfacing about the strength of the consumer. >> we saw disappointing results out of home builders, like toll brothers. the automakers had a tough week. the fed has been doing what they have been doing. we got the minutes from the last meeting. a little more dissent than some people had expected. at some point, they are going to take their pedal off the metal. we are facing sequester, $4 gas at the pump, payroll tax increase. some guys told us this is hurting their sales. at some point, something has to give. i'm not sure at five-year highs if we can continue to go up. >> the home builders were due for a sharp pullback. they had gotten so far ahead of themselves, trading at valuations that go back to the last real estate bubble even though we are try tog create a new one. >> ar
CNBC
Feb 25, 2013 4:00am EST
the city government imposed higher loans. the kospi ended weaker by 0.5%. australia's asx 200 moved back towards its 4 1/2 year high gaining 0.8%. as we had the strong gains in retail and financial stocks. india's sensex are trading higher by about 0.25%. back to you. all right. thanks for that, sixuan. catch you later. >>> still to come on the program will be adam barcelona. taking a look at the hottest trends in the space, find out what the ceo of deutsche has to say about the challenges of taking on the american market. kelly is there. she'll join us in just a few moments. >>> the mobile world congress is under way in barcelona. there's a new hand set based on its firefox web browser for mozilla. the reason i'm on my own is because kelly is there getting all mobile and wired and super fast. hi, kel. >> ross, it is great to see you guys out here in barcelona. i wish i could say the weather is a little warmer. it's surprisingly chilly here. and the chilly economic environment across europe also having an impact. some of the bigger european and american names have skilled down their pres
CNBC
Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST
failure. he was 88 years old. koch led new york city for 12 years, known for saving the city from financial ruin. michael bloomberg saying in a statement the city has lost an icon. a cheerleader, champion, 5,000-word oh bit in the "times" today, words like pugnacious, tenacious, outspoken. david, you know his story pretty well. he really did set the stage for giuliani to change the city. >> yeah, he was the consummate new yorker. of course, living in his apartment not far from here, in greenwich village for so many years. not everybody in the community, but many would say, our mayor. when he came into the office in '78, the city was at or near its nader. i can remember it well at that time, of course. and we did grow a great deal under his mayorality. not without some scandal, but certainly with a great deal of enthusiasm. in many ways he brought the spirit back and made you feel good about being a new yorker. which is not easy to do, when you had lived through the '70s. >> he passes on a day where a new biography, a film biography of him opens. something somebody said is the koch
CNBC
Feb 3, 2013 7:30pm EST
. and on thursday, the fall fashion week kicks off in new york city. on friday, we'll find out if the u.s. is importing or exporting more trade or goods. next week, paul krugman will be here. keep it right here where we are, on the money. have a great
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am EST
are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. man these guys are slow. reminds me of our network before cdw virtualized it. how? cdw and hp networking implemented a virtual application network that reduces the time to deploy cloud applications from months to minutes. with fewer bottlenecks like this. finally. charles! client golf. aim for the lake. really? he's going to apply testosterone to his underarm. axiron, the only underarm treatment for low t, can restore testosterone levels back to normal in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these signs and symptoms to your doctor if they occur. tell your doctor about all medical conditions and medications. do not use if you have prostate or breast cancer. serious side effects could include increased risk of pr
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am EST
with their foams and cameras that showed the bags in question, the tent city in question. people who had a room with an actual window were much happier. we interviewed some of those folks last night. it wasn't as hot or smelly in their room. they were probably on an upper deck, so depending on where you were on the boat, as always. 100 buses were waiting last night to either new orleans or to galveston, which is where the boat originally disembarked from. there's going be about a dozen charter flights today by delta to get everybody home. back to you guys. >> all right, mcc, thank you. we want to hear from you, if not on a cruise ship, where would you rather be stuck? what would a better place to be rather than on a cruise ship? >> how about right here at work? >> right here at work? >> filling in for andrew ross sorkin. >> filling in for andrew ross sorkin. it smells fine in here right now. you showered this morning? i did, too. it's friday. so i did, as well. it's underwear change day, shower day, everything else. >> once a week you shower? >> is that tmi? no, no. when we were out in pebble,
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Feb 20, 2013 9:00am EST
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CNBC
Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
. some of the newer cities, yum doesn't even have competition. it has the supply chain, and the real estate identification teams to get into the smaller markets. the competition is scarce. the tier one markets, the returns are deteriorating. that's why they're slowing down that development there. but yum brands has a very deep investment capital opportunity if they can get its brand back on track. >> david, thanks to speak with you. >> thank you. >>> still ahead, much more of the dell buyout news. and the doj lawsuit.ate in me? with fidelity's new options platform, we've completely integrated every step of the process, making it easier to try filters and strategies... to get a list of equity options... evaluate them with our p&l calculator... and execute faster with our more intuitive trade ticket. i'm greg stevens and i helped create fidelity's options platform. it's one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades n an account. to grow, we have to boost our social media visibility. more "likes." more tweets. so, beginning today, my son bro
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
right now. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. magic kingdom. disney's been the happiest place on earth for investors. why mickey mouse is still a good bet. tech troubles. it's the worst sector so far this year. tom picks that benefit from the mobile revolution. and blackberry brawl. can the momentum continue for blackberry? dan and guy duke it out in a smartphone street fight. first, let's get straight to breaking news here. shares of hewlett-packard surging on reports that the board is studying potential breakup scenarios. jon fortt has the latest. fact or fiction here? >> melissa -- fact, but not extremely exciting fact. the business new side courts reporting this. not a lot new i see in this report, saying that the board is exploring a breakup of some divisions, among other scenarios to maximize shareholder value. doesn't seem they've ever stopped analyzing these scenarios. but the spin off of the pc business is something that meg whitman keeps ruling out. earnings call after earnings call. nothing clear anything about that has chan
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm EST
of the world's 1 billion catholics. claudia lavonnia now with more from vatican city. >> reporter: hello. it's been quite a day here at the vatican. of course we haven't seen this as you said in about 700 years now. the last pope that resigned or rather abdicated, let's say, was in 1294. it was the fifth. now back then it was called the great refusal by him. this time pope benedict xvi said well, i am stepping down. i just can't take it anymore. the tasks of the pontiff is just too much for me. i'm letting a younger pope take over and bring it on for the 1.2 billion catholics worldwide. certainly this was unexpected. he said he was tired, but nobody thought or expected that it would come down to step down as a matter of fact. >> thank you very much for that. we're going to talk more about that. and i'm sure it's been quite a day there in vatican city. also putting italy front and center for two important elections coming up. the presidential election due out at the end of the month. fernando napolitano is with me. he is holding a summit today in new york focussed on investing in italian comp
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. here are tonight's top three trades. more money, more problems? why a drastic pay back may be the shareholder's best bet. energy independence. and, when it comes to oil, the focus is on north america, not the middle east. and gold breakdown. dennis gartman on why gold continues to lose its luster. but first, got to get to our top trade here, because the s&p 500 is hovers at 1500 yet again, our traders have found ways to play this rally. guy? >> hi, mel. >> valentine's week, just so you know. waiting for my gift. you laugh. valuation is crazy, 21 times forward earnings. you go back to the last quarter, operating margins, much better than expected. i know valuations are stretched. wig short interest here. still goes higher. >> is that connected to valentine's day week? >> no. nothing to do with it. >> not taking your wife to dunkin' donuts? >> just making sure mel knows, i'm waiting for my gift on thursday and that's putting it out there. >> wow. >> keep on a-waiting. pete? >> medical equipment. look at
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Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm EST
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Feb 13, 2013 4:00pm EST
of this, you don't even have to look hard for t.cities like albuquerque, new mexico, raised its minimum wage at the beginning of the year, and you're already seeing headlines there, you know, restaurant cutbacks, restaurant that cut hours two days a week and opted not to hire six new employees. i mean, these are actual on-the-ground consequences that are happening, so if ken wants to -- wants to give his employees a raise, that's fine, but we don't need the government to mandate that for all other businesses, especially marginal businesses that can't affit. >> well, what's the answer then to moving needle on the middle class? how do you think you should do it? >> who is earning the minimum wage who is trying to help. one in six people who earns the minimum wage is a single parent supporting children, so let's say we're trying to help that group. do something like expanding the earned income tax credit which will boost their wages through the tax code instead of a mandate on employers. shown to reduce poverty unlike the minimum wage which has been shown not to reduce poverty. >> that's a
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm EST
city, that soda. >> this is sort of our valentine's day. i'm not here tomorrow to share it with you. >> i would love to take a swig of this. >> look, look! see that? >> now i know where your true affections lie! >> it's the other woman! it's the other woman! >> what is this? >> butter cup. >> a woman in every port, mel. >> and you ate half this, by the way. half is gone. >> happy valentine's out there. >> to everybody, a day in advance. >> a day early. >> which is the way to do it. >> don't go anywhere. "mad >> i'm jim cramer, welcome to my world. you need to get in the game. stearns are going to go out of business and he's nuts, they're nuts, they know nothing. i always like to say there is a bull market somewhere. "mad money," you can't afford to miss it. hey, i'm cramer. welcome to "mad money," welcome to cramerica. other people want to make friends, i'm trying to save you money. i'm teaching and coaching you. call me at 1-800-743-cnbc. of night i come out here and help you find high-quality companies with stocks that are worth owning, stocks that will reward you by going higher
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Feb 14, 2013 1:00pm EST
press tones european cities. that is really one of the selling points here as well as increased presence on the eastern part of the the united states. here is new ceo of the new american doug parker today on squawk box. >> between our two, over 900 routes we fly. there is overlap on 12. and in the most of those, you know, kind of hub to hub things like charlotte to dallas, of course. so very little overlap. highly complimentary. we expect to continue to fly, continue service out of all of the hubs we have. service to communities we have. so that's good. >> that may be good but this is not good. if you are an investor in airline stock, you saw earlier that shares of lcc, us airways stock are under pressure. airline index sue is having its worst day in the last three months and you have to wonder if perhaps a lot of investors are saying this is the end of the consolidation game for some time. i'm getting out. i have profits i can can look in. >> sure. consolidation move is what propelled airlines for so long. they add great year last year. what does this mean for flyers though? good news o
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Feb 15, 2013 3:00pm EST
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> caller: hi, jim. tom stroll in sunny, warm san diego, america's finest city. >> the datz. i like the dats. go ahead. >> caller: i'm a financial adviser and long-time viewer who pleasure what you do to educate and motivate investors. >> thank you. >> caller: i was wondering if you would share what your objective criteria is for investors to use in determining best of breed. thank you. >> i've got to tell you, best of breed, i always start with record dividends. then i go to how a company's done consistently in good and bad times. and yes, for best of breed i actually look at the product itself. is the product something i'd want to use? is it a bank i'd want to go to? is it, to use the danny meyer phrase, the great restaurateur, is it the one that is most hospitable to shareholders? anyway, new diversification, it's important. it's what we're preaching tonight. make sure your portfolio is home to some gold. a high yielder. okay? you need a growth stock. you need a special -- you know what? a spec and then you need geographically safe area for one of them. i'll each you all about how to pick
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Feb 17, 2013 9:00pm EST
of the 20th century, the streets of new york and other large cities were lined with gaming establishments called bucket shops, where people could place wagers on whether the price of stocks would go up or down without actually buying them. this unfettered speculation contributed to the panic and stock market crash of 1907, and state laws all over the country were enacted to ban them. >> big headlines, huge type. this is the front page of the new york times. >> "no bucket shops for new law to hit." >> so they'd already closed up, 'cause the law was coming. here's a picture of one of them. and they were like parlors. see? >> betting parlors. >> betting parlors, yeah. >> it was a felony. well, it was a felony when a law came into effect, because it had brought down the market in 1907. and they said, "we're not gonna let this happen again." and then 100 years later in 2000, we rolled them all back. >> a bill to reauthorize and amend the commodity exchange act to promote... >> the vehicle for doing this was an obscure but critical piece of federal legislation called the commodity futures moder
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00am EST
who make promises that will never be fulfilled, my city has demonstrated you can make real contributions to provide the economy to businesses in trouble. we pay off our debt to business necessary time and this prevents companies from going bankrupt. but they still need help. we need to reduce the fiscal pressure and cut the cost of employment without damaging workers and their rights. >> it's fashion week here in milan. you only have to be here to get the sense of pride that people feel about this industry. how do you get that to translate to other sectors and the political system, too? >> translator: i think we can bring back pride to our politics giving a strong sign of renewal. i was in the uk and when i said i was a lawyer from italy, from milan, all people could talk about was bunga bunga. now that has changed. i've been invited to talk about the school of economics. i see when i go abroad, when foreign officials come to milan, the city is once again a focal point and there's a willingness to discuss and trade. >> the more foishlgs and public i speak to here, the more
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Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm EST
breathe better. (blowing sound) ask your doctor about spiriva. glue you can so that's kansas city. a car apparently hit a gas main in kansas city. we're keeping on ice on it to see if he get information, as i say if we get key information, we'll get to you right away. >>> like a scene at a big gangster movie, a well-organized crew steals $50 million worth of diamonds. keirin simmons mass the detail. >> reporter: it was brazen escapes in millions in diamonds without firing a shot, leaving nothing but a burned-out van. the men were in two vehicles. they drove through a hole cut in the airport security fence and made straight for a brinks delivery plan. they filled the vehicles with boxes of gems, then fled back through the fence. it took just three minutes. now the diamond trade is left scratching their heads and wonders if this was some kind of inside job that the robbers knew the diamonds would be there. they've been taken from antwerp, the capital of the diamond trait. where ten years ago the biggest heist took place. once again they find themselves wondering how could it happen again?
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> maybe somebody heard something with regard to a banker, some banker was going that city. putting two and two together. making a good bet. not based on actual knowledge but a bet that a lot of people follow that. they cash in, suddenly there's the huge action in the options. sec's right to look at it. they can put people other oath. people want to testify -- here's what i saw, what i did. the evidence that people are trading ahead of the deal is not evidence that they knew it was going happen. they figured it out. >> let me throw one other piece of news -- >> the -- at the monsanto -- >> i used to track plans. you can't do it anymore. very hard to track plans. >> get out on a moped and follow sir larns wiwrence wildman -- >> i believe that's legal as long as you're not tapping lines. >> it eerie. >> dell, they had earnings. i don't think new england care good the earnings, they --in cared about the earnings, they cared about the buyout. >> i think it's sad and public shareholders take a longer term view is the only reason this company is going private is because michael dell and silve
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Feb 20, 2013 3:00pm EST
, new york city comptroller john lear. >> how things are doing midday when the minutes of the fed's recent meeting eyeing the punch bowl. that spooked the market. the selling is intensifying when commod dids have been down sharply. dow down 76 the low of the special. down to 13,959. the nasdaq down over a percent, about 35 points at 3178. that was a 12-year high yesterday. and the s&p is back below 1525, a number a lot of traders keeping an eye on. down 14 points at 1516. will we see long-await all-time highs later this week? he asks. where did that come from. today's closing bell exchange, my old friend, kenny, and bob pisani joining us as well. frank, you're a big technical analyst and watched the charts and worried about market going higher as a lot of people. is this the beginning of a sell-off here, do you think? >> bell, actually i think your question is extremely well-timed. if you look at the s&p over the last few months, we've traced out a large rising wedge formation which is a five-wave structure, and that's a bearish distribution pattern. now over last few days, we've
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
, everybody. see you tasame time tomorrow. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. here is what "fast" is following tonight. taking a toll. the luxury home builder dropping today on earnings. is the stock priced for perfection? the ceo joins us. fool's gold? a dreaded death cross. but tim seymour isn't leaving the miners for dead. and office office. is the merger of office max and office depot good or bad for staples? dan and karen face off in the supply closet. first, let's get straight to today's action. the s&p and the nasdaq having their worst day of the year. the dow having its worst day in two weeks. so, the question tonight is, is this the beginning of a bigger correction? how worried are you that the fed is about to take away the punch bowl of easy money here? dan nathan, what do you say? >> well, of course it is the beginning. at the end of the day, i think there weren't too many surprises in the fed minutes, but the ones that took the market down were already baked into the cake in some wakes. to me, you mentioned toll brothers, th
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Feb 22, 2013 7:00pm EST
york city. what does this thing look like you to? >> well, i hate to disagree with you. and i hate to have to defend the president here. but for you to say that president obama came one a bad program, the sequester thing, is one of the few plans he's ever come up with that i like. and any cabinet member that cannot make a cut of 1.25% should immediately step down. he's not capable of managing if he can't make those cuts in a reasonable and rational way. this is the same game we always play. when you have to make a little cut, you claim we have to cut food safety, we have to cut airline security. you absolutely don't. there's enough waste and bloating you could make reasonable cuts. >> this is obama's plan. and this is a good thing. this is like the drones. i like the drones and i like the sequester. but he's disowning the sequester. >> but they let him get away with it. we've got to make this clear. this is obama's plan. he designed it. he created it. >> republicans also back the sequester. they're both responsible for this mess. and it's a mess. and i think what's going to happen,
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Feb 25, 2013 3:00pm EST
on the vegas strip is only the latest act of violence in sin city. we have a live report coming up on a violent crime wave there and if it's eating into the city's bottom line when it comes to the very-important tourist trading. that's later on "the closing bell." [ male announcer ] any technology not moving forward is moving backward. [ engine turns over, tires squeal ] and you'll find advanced safety technology like an available heads-up display on the 2013 lexus gs. there's no going back. i've always kept my eye on her... but with so much health care noise, i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> welcome back. if you're just joining us, markets are seeing a selloff as we go into the final minutes of the trade here. dow down 132 points. the s&p back below 1500 for the first time in a little while. problems in washington and overseas, though, are not bothering one of our next guests. sam stoval. >> welco
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Feb 26, 2013 9:00am EST
.s. home prices continued to rise through december of last year. the ten-city composite up 5.9%. the 20-city composite up 6.8%. david blitzer is the chairman of the s&p 500 index committee. david, welcome back. good morning. >> good morning. >> pretty good numbers to close out the year. people still trying to get their arms around how distressed properties are moving some of these prices, especially in key markets. >> that's right. i think the overall picture is very, very strong. the national index, which is up 7.3% for the four quarters, ended with the end of 2012. so really, all across the country things look good. only one city of all 20 was down on the year-over-year basis. >> still, though, i'm told the index is heavily skewed by the share of distressed. that's why atlanta could be down 17%. and now up 10% year-over-year. are these numbers, are they reflective of what's happening with real buyers? >> yes, i think they are reflective of what's actually happening with real buyers. what we've seen in city after city over the last couple of years is the city will get hit with a wave o
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Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm EST
york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. here is what fast is following tonight. rally mode. forget washington grid lock and the italian elections, the bull run is back on. we have your top trades. >>> rotten apple. no new cash for shareholders. why a top-rated growth manager is sticking by the stock. >>> and regis on the markets. mr. millionaire himself joins us on set with his latest stock picks in another "fast money" trading exclusive. but first, to our lead story. a monster day for the markets. the dow within 1% of its record highs set back in 2007. the s&p closing in on those levels, 3% away from its high. guy, what do you make of -- >> gad you're back. >> down there? >> crazy. regis is here -- listen, we talked about the markets for awhile. we had a couple outside days, now lower. what we're setting up for is the potential in the s&p for an outside week higher, which could be very powerful, might get us to the 1550 level. a lot of people pooh-poohed today, saying volume isn't there, but guess what? if it's one share or one billion, you made money if you were long today. i sti
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Feb 28, 2013 6:00am EST
of the u.s., it is cricket city. 37 in kansas city with clouds. 31 in minneapolis. and back out west we go, rain in seattle. and it, look like partly cloudy skies for much of central and southern california. now, what about travel? what can you expect today as you head out to the airways? at a couple of the airports, you could see some delays. minor delays delays expected in new york. the mix of travels. a mix of rain and is snow in spots lot of cleveland. there you go, guys. let's send it back to you in new york. >> reynolds, we were just talking about sorkin on the best dressed list and you may not be on it, but this is the guy that might replace it. loot him. >> thank you so much. >> you know what? i think he knew he was going to be back on squawk today. it's been a while and you said i'm going to be back on "squawk box." >> got the pocket square going. >> representing. >> and the hair is high .tight today, too, right? when was that done, yesterday? >> high and tight. my dad, god rest his soul, was a high and tight man. >> do you miss us on the days on -- >> every day. a day without "sq
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Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm EST
basically the chicago city workers, the chicago public unions are all going to be put into the health insurance exchanges. that is the way chicago is going to get out of whatever it is, its $8 billion unfunded liability. if he does it, then cities and states all across the country are going to dump their union employees right into the health insurance exchange and that is going to break the bank completely. >> that's exactly right. and that's exactly what they're asking in this provision now with these jointly run employer union plans. we want to be able to send our employees to these exchanges. the law is already costing 2.6 trillion over ten years. what would that do? and then who's to say that it's -- of course you couldn't just limit it to union employees. anybody who has a job should then be able to get coverage. >> but the idea of putting these government union workers into the exchange was not -- as far as i know, was not ever really expected. i mean, phil, this is a new twist. for rahm emanuel -- maybe it's very clever. get out from under his unfunded liability. maybe the u.s.
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
city. long time fan. >> i appreciate it. >> caller: h u.n. >> buy, buy, buy. >> go to john in florida. >> caller: jim, i would like your latest take on arena pharmaceutical. >> at jim cramer on twitter, because i didn't fall in love with this sto, a lot of people despise me. i know people are in love with it. i am not in love with it. carl in arkansas. >> caller: greetings from arkansas. i am thinking of picking up a bank stock, your thoughts of new york community bank. >> it is so much higher than all the others, i will send you to keen. i don't know, it is a nice gain. i prefer key. i like the safety. that, ladies and gentlemen, is the conclusion of the lightning round! >>> coming up, allergra catapulted in 2013. botox smoothed out wrinkles for their results. are shares heading high sner cramer talks to the ceo, just ahead. [ thunder rumbles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when the world moves... futures move first. learn futures from experienced pros with dedicated chats and daily live webinars. and trade with papermoney to test-drive the market. ♪ all on thinkorswim. from td ameritrade
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
market in the heart of a snowy times square in new york city. the traders and the weather outside is indeed frightful. trust me. but the returns from the stock market are down right delightful. the dow flirting with the 14,000 level preside level. and the nasdaq new 12-year highs. so the question, is it too late to get in? let's find out. mike, it's interesting the s&p right now is almost close to the targets of a lot of strategists on wall street. we're almost there. >> you wonder whether you should get worried when the analysts are having a hard time keeping up the market. i understand why people would be bulls. talk about the divergence between corporate earnings and the foot is firmly on the gas pedal. and they say people are underinvested. i don't buy any of those. if the fed has their foot on the gas pedal, they could take it off. as far as everybody being underinvested, goldman sachs put a a ropt indicating they have 40 to 45% of their assets in equities already. when i look at the dow chart, ten-year chart, looks to me like it could be forming a double top. look at the s&p
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00am EST
digging out for you. hamden, connecticut, 40 inches. in portland, the biggest snow in city history, 32 inches of snow falling in portland, maine. we have a messy commute for you, more freezing snow, more rain rolling in. for new york, it will be all rain for you. put it on top of the foot of snow that you had, it's a crummy morning. light snow rolling in towards boston and freezing rain, temperatures at 26 degrees. 3 below in bangor. in the capital district about 32. in new york, temperatures close to 42 degrees this morning. a little bit more snow to go, mostly through northern new england, as much as half a foot. and in watertown. but now, in addition to that, the staff has gotten very, very active. yesterday evening, a tornado touching down in hattiesberg, mississippi. many people injured, hitting southern mississippi campus here. more storms firing up this morning, not ruling out tornados. more storms in pensacola, florida, including val ves ton and houston. low chance of tornado, but a high threat for flooding. guys, no matter how you slice it, north or south, some very unwelcome
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Feb 11, 2013 9:00am EST
of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> happy monday. welcome back to "squawk on the street." we'll begin with tech. jim short sounding the alarm of the apple bulls who screamed buy before the stock went down. we'll find out how many analysts failed to see that. >>> pope benedict will resign at the end of the month citing health concerns. what does it mean for the vatican and who could be next. >>> google shares down after hitting an all-time high last week, surging over 10% since the beginning of the year. are the charts pointing to more of a pullback ahead. >>> first, a lot of news out on tech this morning. certainly over the weekend we found google executive chairman eric schmidt is selling roughly 42% of his stake in google, in a move that could net him more than $2.5 billion. jon fortt has more from san jose. he joins us live. is it a surprise that schmidt should be such a heavy seller now? >> maybe a little bit of a surprise. not as big as the pope saying he's on his way out. but schmidt owns about 7.6 million sh
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00pm EST
unit nine. some of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. a hairline fracture to the mandible and contusions to the metacarpus. what do you see? um, i see a duck. be more specific. i see the aflac duck. i see the aflac duck out of work and not making any money. i see him moving in with his parents and selling bootleg dvds out of the back of a van. dude, that's your life. remember, aflac will give him cash to help cover his rent, car payments and keep everything as normal as possible. i see lunch. [ monitor beeping ] let's move on. [ male announcer ] find out what a hospital stay could really cost you at aflac.com. >>> >>> does the president want to knock them around from one side of the chamber to the other? joining us now howard feinman and kate overshane. kate centerist? >> i think we are going to see hyper partisan but i think he is going to ratchet it up a couple of notches. i think they are going to say they will take food out of the moumgs of babies. it will be the same republicans hate the middle class. >> with a 1.
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Feb 14, 2013 9:00am EST
cities. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back to a news packed "squawk on the street." road map for the next hour, m and a hitting the street, berkshire and 3g buying heinz for $20 million including debt. we'll ask a long time berkshire shareholder how he feels about the deal. >> comments on the merger in the skies between us airways and american airlines. it is a cnbc exclusive. >> ceo of zillow joins us, shares surging 20% after record fourth quarter earnings. his initial reaction live in just a few moments. first back to the huge news of the day. warren buffett's berkshire hathaway and 3g buying heinz. bring in the man who broke the story. andrew sorkin. thanks. walk us through the history of this deal. >> this deal -- thank you, carl. the deal came about starting in december when actually the folks at 3g reached out to warren buffett. we do have warren buffett describing the transaction. it is for $72.50. the premium, 20%. should note 20% off its highs. that is something not though sneeze at. take a listen to what warren buffett had to say about the transaction. >> we're putting up more
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Feb 16, 2013 6:00am EST
in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. these are the traders putting a smile on the faces of some traders out there. the big story of the day is walmart. shares of the world's largest retailer falling 3% on reports of an internal walmart document described february sales as a total disaster. the initial report said a mid-level executive who described february as the worst start to the month in seven years. the big question now is this a walmart story or perhaps a bigger warning to the world. let's get in the money to find out. dan, you are the desk bear. what do you think? >> interesting you call him a mid level executive. i would say former executive at this point. that e-mail, headline hit the market by surprise. the s&p traded in a tight range for the last six days. it's been in 60 basis point range. when you see a company like walmart sell off as quickly as it did and take the market with it, to me that could be a precursor for the action we see. in the e-mail or in the news report they are citing the payroll tax. it's hitting people here. just because we didn't see it
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00am EST
. the cold is what's moving in here. dangerous windchills, 15 the below sfee row in the twin citys, 1 is in chicago and 13 in indianapolis. lots of layers for all the kids who are going back to school today. then we catch our next storm, this little pin wheel around the oregon coast. this will dive down around california today and is be a pretty big snowmaker. coast to coast, 6 to 12 inches in the snowfall mountains. plenty of snow here around the wasatch. these amounts in the appalachians, on the order of 1 to 3 inches today 37 back to you guys. >> beck can he can't believe what she just heard about that cold weather. eric, they're melg me, you didn't know it was 25 degrees. >> it's warmed up in minneapolis since earlier today. >> such balmy weather. >> it's like, i've known this, right? >> we're here to educate. >> eric, i rely on the weather channel. tell us something, andrew -- >> he did. he just told me it's 2:22 in nairobi. >> you need singapore time? >> you know what else? the clock when you put them all in, andrew, am i right? if it's nice, the clocks are dark. if it's daytime
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Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST
at citi's expectations. trade's been volatile. shares fractionally lower. >>> let's check the broader landscape. two european markets are a little higher. xetera dax adding .3 after a strong performance yesterday on the strong zew survey. bond rates, we haven't seen as much focus on the space. it tells you something. the ten year in spain, 5.15%, under 4.4 for italy ahead of the elections on sunday. over to forex, the euro yesterday was initially stronger. gave up ground. today, adding .2% to 134. the yen giving up another .3%, heading back toward the 93 level. for more let's check in with li from singapore. >> reporter: thank you. asian shares climbed to the highest level in 1.5 years on an improving global outlook. the nikkei managed to close at a 52-month high despite a record trade deficit in january. investors are still awaiting the decision for the next boj chief. toyota shares gained 1.7% after thenique reports. the carmaker will ramp up production in april by 10% on expectations of higher domestic sales and more profitability due to a weaker yen. japan tobacco lost 1% an reute
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00am EST
put. >>> back over here, citi's chairman is not seeking a break-up of the bank. a story in today's wall street journal says michael o'neill was among those encouraging investors not to break up the bank. he is backing abroad cost cutting plans, but exploring a break-up is no longer said to be among his top priorities. >>> and top equity firm sports ing represents tennis players and lots of people including super model giselle bundchen. back in the day owned roger federer. the decision to sell has been driven by the trustee who own tess state of the former ceo and chairman. peemp say it could fetch mother than $2 billion, but there's a huge fight going on among the banks out there to represent this yield and so many of them thought they had the end because they had been with teddy for so long. they were friends with teddy, the trustee who runs this process. only knew teddy for the last two years of his life. so there are banks and bankers who said i've been blanking with him for 20 years. he was my best friend. i promised i would get the deal. but everybody is there and now there'
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
for the city. you like solyndra meets beyonce. >> esiason said -- >> he's a great reporter. he won a pulitzer, right? >> mvp. boomer says there was a weird buzzing sound after beyonce finished. can you tell the audience what that was all about? >> all i can say is it takes a tremendous amount of energy to do what she did in terms of electricity. then it stops and the second half started and there was a play and all of the sudden it went dancrk. there is a chance they continued to suck in the energy, they didn't e need it and it needed to go somewhere. >> if they find out, they won't tell us. >> they might have to. some agencies may be involved in this. >> they may have lost 2018. >> they may have. >> thank you very much. >>> now, remember when democrats used to be afraid to admit they want to raise your taxes? president obama and the democrats don't seem to have a care in the world. they are all admitting the truth. is that a great idea politically? another tax hike. how about the economy? next up on kudlow. i'm lorenzo. i work for 47 different companies. well, technically i work for one. tha
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Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
on valuation, he joins us now from new york city. >> we have been watching apple sell all the way down from $705 to where it stands today. what's it worth for real? people want to know who are watching this show, whether they should get in, if they have it now, what should they do. >> i think it's worth a lot more than $450. at the same time, i was listening to your discussion and i think it's good news that the traders are leaving and the momentum is gone because i left apple eight months ago and i was on cnbc when i said i wasn't going to be an apple investor because there were too many crazy people around, essentially investing in the stock for the wrong reasons. if they wash out the markets of all those investors who had no idea what happened but are trading on it purely based on momentum. the value i got and it's on my website, is about $600 per share. when investors react to the earnings report. it was not a great earnings report. growth had leveled off, but if only apple were priced on the expectation of high growth. you don't need any growth to justify a $4 billion market cap. at a
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Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
. and then the other half, 60, so you get an average. sonny in illinois. >> caller: a big booyah from the windy city. i love your show. long time fan. >> i appreciate it. >> caller: the company is huntsman, h u.n. >> go with georgia gulf. buy, buy, buy. go to john in florida. >> caller: jim, i would like your latest take on arena pharmaceutical. >> @jimcramer on twitter, because i didn't fall in love with this stock, a lot of people despise me. i know people are in love with it. i am not in love with it. be but let's go to carl in arkansas. >> caller: greetings from arkansas. i am thinking of picking up a bank stock, your thoughts of new york community bank. >> the yield is so much higher than all the others, i will send you to keen. i don't know, it is a nice gain. i prefer key. i like the safety. that, ladies and gentlemen, is the conclusion of the lightning round! >>> ina bull market, it is easier to pick stock that can go higher. this is what a bull market looks like. what is more lucrative is picking stocks that go higher. we have stocks like allergan, it makes real medicine, a leading player in t
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Feb 6, 2013 4:00am EST
. everything is an additional 50%, 60%. an expensive city. so we'll see. it sounds like if mark carney actually doesn't come out with some of the more dovish statements on thursday people are expecting, the other thing could happen. we could be backing up toward 1.60 again. we'll see. mark, i hope you're listening. i'm kidding. >> between 1.50, 1.65 is -- what the exchange rate should be for dollar/sterling. that band is the comfortable trade weighted. it's about right. >> okay. >> and now, hsbc taking a turn in the hot seat this morning, appearing before the parliamentary commission on banking standards. hsbc ceo stewart gulliver and chairman douglas flint giving answer as we speak. just to let you know that that's happening. and there's plenty of corporate news, as well, today. >> that's right. disney's first-quarter profits fell 6% in part because of rising costs to buy sports content for espn. the company is exploring an exit from espn in the u.k. excluding that, results beat forecasts as revenues rose 5%. disney does see better quarters ahead thanks to strong film slate and improving theme
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Feb 6, 2013 9:00am EST
from the 787 grounding. >> good morning, carl. four cities in the u.s. in particular are impacted by what's happening with the dreamliner. you see them over here. san jose, san diego, denver and houston. let's walk through and explain what's at stake for each of these cities. san jose had the dreamliner service started at one point. and the flight from san jose to tokyo, the economic impact, it's estimated to be about $214,000 a day to that region. now, that's just an estimate at this point. next when you talk about san diego, japan airlines beginning dreamliner service, or supposed to begin service to narita, and at this point, $750,000 in marketing support, along with reduced landing fees. the reason why? you want that direct flight over tokyo from san diego. denver, colorado, this is a big deal for united airlines. service was supposed to start at the end of march. at this point they say it's still going to happen. but look at the economic impact if this is delayed. it's estimated this service will bring in $132 million to the state of colorado. and then finally, united also pl
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Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
it to continue. jim and anthony in new york city. what's fueling this rally? give us perspective. >> platinum is a good indicator how the industrial markets are doing. 66% of all platinum mind is used in industry. auto number one, jewelry, number two and turbine engines for airplanes. it is showing you there is strength in the auto industry and airplane and jewelry business. a good indicator and usually in a good economy, platinum will o out-perform gold. >> why are traders watching it. >>> what does it tell them? >> first, i only agree with half of what he just said. the platinum scenario is important for the stocks to do well, pretty decent global growth but nothing to write home about. platinum does a little bit better when the china story looks like it could pop with momentum. an excellent indicator from the stock market but not just the growth side of it. >> if you had to pick one metal for 2013, flat numb, gold or silver? >> i'm looking at platinum. it is $5 from its all time high and gold closer to that. i think it can make that move quicker and usually out-performs gold. >>> what abou
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Feb 6, 2013 1:00pm EST
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
in this regard, i'm moving from one of the least expensive capital cities in the world, ottawa, to one of the more expensive, shall we say, capital cities in the world, london. >> would you have done the job for less? >> i was offered these terms and i accepted them. >> do you see there might be any resentment amongst staff at the level of your pay package? i'm not aware of any. >> you don't anticipate that in any way? >> i don't anticipate -- if i may say in terms of the pay package, the pay package is, if i may, properly viewed as pay pension and -- >> mark carney continuing to talk about the logistics of it as taking on the role of the head of the bank of england. we can already tell you from statements that are on the wire that he's talking a lot about the exit strategy. he's saying there are limits, you know, to changing the policy framework that the blank of england might pursue. let's bring tom vosa back in here. tom, i have to say there's a generally hawkish tenor to what we're seeing so far. we've seen the spike in the pound as a result of this. what do you make of that? >> we
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
city, in is a tricky forecast for you. you're right on the line. we know it's going to snow. the question is, how much is it going to snow. we've got you in the 6 to 12 inch range right now. that would be the biggest storm of the year so far. northern new jersey, some big snow totals and in lesser amounts if you move south and west. don't think you're going to have to go very far to get into the north or east to get into the bigger snow totals. poughkeepsie, eastern long island, things will be significantly worse than we see in the city itself. timing there is late tomorrow and into tomorrow night. you see amounts tapering off as you head farther south and west. the idea here is that a lot of people see a foot of snow. some people say two feet of snow. maybe in a few spots in and around boston we could see three feet of snowfall out of this one. your top five snowstorms, the biggest, presidents' day in 2003. some model res saying we may beat that total in boston. not written in stone, but these are ones that everybody remembers. we stop that, that indeed will be something to
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Feb 8, 2013 4:00am EST
's calling in at jfk. everyone is trying to get out of the city before the storm hits. but everything starting from now is basically canceled. >> it will be hard. if you are stuck, there's within thing you can do. >> which is? >> turn the tv on. >> and watch cnbcwex. >> get your food in -- >> and -- >> no, no, the entire channel is fine. you don't have to just watch "worldwide exchange." there are worse things you could do. >>> still to come on the show, apple says it's considering returning cash to shareholders after coming under pressure from david einhorn. more details when we come back. . this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. [ male announcer ] ok, here's the way the system works. let's say you pay your guy around 2% to manage your money. that's not much you think. except it's 2% every year. does that make a difference? search "
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Feb 12, 2013 4:00am EST
moments. >>> and the mayor of london boris johnson says the city will remain at the heart of europe's financial services industry. >> i think that london and the uk will remain for our lifetimes the economic financial powerhouse of the european union. i don't think that there's going to be any change in that. it's inevitable after the shake up that we've seen in the last few years that there will be downsizing in some of these banks but that doesn't mean that you won't continue to see huge number oefs people employed in financial services in this city. this place, london, has the right time zone, it has the right combination of skill, it has the right language to be the best place on earth in which to raise capital in the global economy. >> and the situation surrounding greece and cypress has taken center stage at the euro group talks. silvia wadhwa call up with olli rehn and asked him just what was decided on cypress. >> we have plenty from cypress on the bond program for cypress could be taken in the course of the much. and the other things to watch to get our partner wes detroit
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Feb 12, 2013 9:00am EST
of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> only 25 minutes before tim cook addresses the goldman sachs technology conference. we'll break down what we can expect to hear from cook and what does it mean for apple stock today. great to see you. >> hello. >> what are you expecting to hear from cook today? >> yes. he's going to speak at the conference and we don't think he'll get into too much details over there. at this point, where the stock is, we think he'll address two things. strategy and products. they said they're actively looking at the cash balance. we expect them to increase dividends and have more buybacks. we think he's not going to get into details, but they're going to indicate their willingness to do that. on new products, they'll definitely talk about new products before the actual launch. but i think he's going to talk about the confidence in the new product pipeline. >> do you think that tim cook's playbook will change a little bit, given the pressure that he might be feeling from shareholders, like a david einhorn? and the focus that apple's been under, and the sc
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Feb 13, 2013 1:00pm EST
of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> after shedding jobs for more than ten years, our manufactures added about 500,000 jobs over the past three. caterpillar is bringing jobs back from japan. ford is bringing jobs back from plex co-. mexico. and this year apple will start making maces in america again. >> in fact, apple, ford and caterpillar that got a shout out from the president during his state of the union speech last night. no great shakes on stocks during the response of today's question. but the president making gun control one of his biggest priorities in that speech. as expected a very climactic emotional part to the speech. but in fact, the run up to this only increased gun sales and ham top pearson is at the blue ridge arsenal in virginia. hampton? >> simon, the morning after the president's emotional plea at the end of the state of the union message, the headline here is is that the spike in gun sales after the new town tragedy, it is frankly continuing. bottom line, people who already own guns are buying more guns out of concern that some weapons in the fut
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00am EST
information on that. plus, the other talking of the morning, why new york city mayor michael bloomberg, he wants to ban styrofoam. no more styrofoam. >> you know what i've seen, the new york city psa is about how you shouldn't drink sugar. there's a guy sitting there drinking 16 packs of sugar a day. >> you say that to a man my age, psa, and it's prostate -- >> the guy is drinking 16 backs of sugar and going, while they're drinking their soda. >> take a look at this. us airways ceo doug parker arriving at the airport in dallas just a few minutes ago. we're expecting an official announcement from amr on the usair merger. that's coming, we think, very, very toon soon. we're going to have that and a lot more when squawk returns. this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. >>> welcome back to squawk this morning. t let's take a lo
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Feb 15, 2013 9:00am EST
expect ed melissa le x back to you. >> we are watching gold, it's heading for a six month low. citi making some bearish comments about gold and if it's in the process of peaking new, industries suggest gold could go into hibernation for a long time. meantime, the g-20 finance ministers in moscow also weighing on the metals markets, looking to see how they will deal with currency wars and in term of the pricing of the precious metal. we also saw a lot of hedge fund managers and granted they are a snapshot of where they stood at the end of last quarter, but some notable moves in terms of gold, tsiros, pimco cutting their bets in gold. >> the citi note's interesting. they say if history is repeating itself and you had the bull market in the '70s followed by years in the '80s, we cannot look for gold to exceed 1950 in the next 20 years if it is peaking at the moment. they call it a long cycle metal. it tends to do that for a long time. would disappoint a lot of people who still see inflation as a longer term challenge. >> right and there's a surprising report from the world gold council
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Feb 18, 2013 4:00am EST
of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> italy's mario montanaty is calling on the candidates to appear in a televised debate as he's struggling to gain ground in his first ever campaign. jules is in milan. anybody nibbling at his debate idea, jules? >> well, what we've seen is that he's in fourth place behind berlusconi, behind the comedian becky grillo and wind the man that's most likely to win right now, mr. bersani of the democratic party. but i think the important thing to point out here is there's still a third of voters out there that haven't made a decision, in part because of the scandals we've had in the last few months making it difficult for people to decide. for mario monti's point of view, it can't hurt. berlusconi came out immediately and said he's not willing to face mario monti. he doesn't want questions on his economic policy. but one of the things that gets banded around here is if he's more interesting in addressing his legal issues. you know, my accepts from that is that actually, despite what's going on in the markets, the relative calm appearance right n
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Feb 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
the better, they like citi, they like bank of america. that's a pretty significant line in the stand. i don't know a lot of people that are long on the stock that are looking to part with it just yet. it really seems to be strong, even on down days. >> interesting you say that because, weis, you're one of those. you're long and you have no plans to bail. >> i don't. i'm till positive on the economy. net interest margins will increase and you'll make more money. i think you're seeing a turn in m&a also. >> until that dynamic change, i'm not sure why anyone would want to walk away. >> best buy is getting a boost today, also getting an upgrade. stocks having a nice move. >> the stock was left for dead last year. fourth quarter sales were a little better than people expected, that showed some stabilization, which was positive. and steefle also making a call on management doing a much better job. the risk is the same it's been. google is getting into retail, apple has eaten their lrcunch. i would take profits and gets out of this. i don't see growth going forward. >> and dell will report earning
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Feb 21, 2013 4:00am EST
in a position -- it's been a pretty awful episode for the city of london, a lot of big advisers, jpmorgan, credit suisse, some of the lawyers, price waterhouse coopers, a lot of people who are on the board of bumi, all of them have tarnished reputations as a result of this scandal. >> whose fault is that? >> that's a good question. and there's still a bitter takeover by the panel going on as to exactly who knew what when the fundamental issues about funds that have gone missing from the company before it was brought to the london market. >> and nat rothschild has a lot of complaints about that money. the question is whether he knew about it before he brought this company to the london market, anyway. >> he calls the current management team a disaster. the company is uninvestble. we have to get out the cancer, he says. >> bumi has made a lot of commitments as to what they will do if this vote is won. they certainly sent a message that the current chairman will step down, the backrie family have offered to buy out half the company in return for their own shares in bumi. so in theory, at lea
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Feb 21, 2013 11:00pm EST
regulatory pressure and you can't buy a big gulp in new york city anymore. what would you rather own, coca-cola, 100% beverages or pepsico, which is only 40% beverages and 60% snacks? pepsico is being saved by frito-lay and global foods division. let's have a taste test with pepsico snacks and coca-cola snacks. not fair. and, look, the beverage business is healthier, it's got the gatorade, and tropicana juices, and 40% of the beverage volume is noncarbonated and only 20% is full sugar soda. within that 20% they have mountain dew. i had one for lunch, maybe you can tell. bizarrely, one of the most popular brands out there. mountain dew is on fire in india. mountain dew, india. can't make this up. pepsi has a major restructuring program underway. cut out layers of middle management, reduced head count. business speak for laying off people to deliver $3 billion in savings by 2015, and it can use the money it's saving to support its brands. restructuring improved the brand by $3 million, and pepsico can break itself up into a beverage company and snack company. something coca-cola can't do. an
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00am EST
happened here. let me give you one example of what citi wrote, for example. shock waves across the market. this is what happens when the worst case comes through. high political uncertainty is negative for investments in italy. so this is quite bad. remember, this is a parliamentary system. so even though someone yesterday got the most votes, they didn't win. that is luigi bersani. berlusconi and grillo got a lot more votes than anyone expected. that's what led to gridlock and so no one is in control. silvio berlusconi, sounding exhausted, called into one of his networks this morning to chat with the news anchors there. first of all, he doesn't think there should be new elections, which is a possibility. when he was asked about interest rates rising in italy, he said, don't worry about interest rates. they are an invention. the markets are a little bit independent and a little bit crazy. and the fact that the spread is widening compared to german interest rates, why do we have to compare ourselves to the germans all the time? we don't have to. he hinted to a coalition with the left. he di
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Feb 27, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> it was a budget day in hong kong. we'll head out east to get all the data as the city's poised to enjoy a return to higher growth. >>> and we fly tout singapore to speak to the global head of trade at hspc who think that the face of trade is changing as more high-end products are due to be exported out of emerging markets. >>> bides all of that -- besides all of that, the focus is on the auction in italy. that will hit the tape in an hour and ten minutes. how much will italy have to pay for its political impasse? rome looking to sell between three and four billion euros of a ten-year issue. this was the six-month auction producing the most since 2012, up around 50 basis points. this is where the euro is trading ahead of the auction. 130.79 where we stand currently. yesterday we were down at seven-week low of around 1,317 -- 1.3017. it's warned in italy that a loss of investor confidence could increase borrowing costs and reignite the debt crisis. as for italy's politicians, the leader of the center left coalition has vowed that he would try to form a government and seek an alliance that would re
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Feb 27, 2013 6:00am EST
to offer online betting. this bill means that online playing of any game offered by atlantic city's 12 casinos is out there. so bets can't be placed until the state division of gaming enforcement actually sets a start date. casinos say that it could take stockton 12 months to get ready. with all the stories you heard about atlantic city, they could probably use an advantage, some sort of help to get people back in their dorms. >>> we go -- back in their doors. >>> from gambling to beer. class-action lawsuits accusing anheuser-busch of watering down its brands. the suits claim that consumers have been cheated out of the alcohol con stated on levels. this is only 3-2 -- >> some have supposed to have 5%, some are supposed to have 4%. apparently there's some ex-employees who have come forward. >> right. >> suggest that -- >> whistle blowers say they know they were intentionally watering stuff down which is crazy. the beer lovers in the suit are seeking millions in damages for all the alcohol that they missed out on. the lawsuits are based on information again, as andrew said, from former e
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Feb 27, 2013 9:00am EST
. it's really a tale of two cities, right? you've got the market feeling great from the get-go, mutual fund inflows. you feel the market wanted to go higher in january. it carried over a little bit into february. but there's been no follow-through really on the volume. and the other metrics you would look at. a little better on options. so it's interesting. now the question is, do things like sequestration and what's going on in italy right now throw us a few curveballs we don't really need right now. >> or maybe our volume levels are down for good. >> could be. >> people just say that's the wave. >> the investors are certainly turning over their portfolios less than they were. they're moving into higher asset classes now. maybe we have to get used to a new normal on volumes. >> derivatives strong, divide that up pretty good in the yields. that can work for everybody. >> i think the strategy in the merger really is a divide and conquer strategy. stapling on our interest rate complex to their commodity and energy franchise. gives us more time to focus on the nyse assets here. so i'm exc
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Feb 27, 2013 6:00pm EST
systems go. and cramer fave kansas city southern, ksu, $103, all-time record and it may be in talks to build a major hub to bring oil to texas refineries. shipping by train. and important to get an outlet for the domestic oil, and ksu is the preferred way to play it. a terrific stock because of the smoking hot mexican trunk line. how do we know this isn't a blip? you see companies make truck engines and components like cummins, $2.39 and remarkable runs all, nowhere near as amazing as boeing. the supposedly hobled pitiful helpless giant maker of planes that isn't supposed to be able to fly any time soon, if you read the press reports. why the heck 66 cents from the 52-week high, how about because they play huge orders with the companies, because it may be, despite what the press reports you hear and see the financest manufacturer in the world. they will fick this problem faster than anyone believes possible. that abundance of order makes sense given airlines are the most solvent i have ever seen them and i think -- get this. stop trading for a moment. i any united continental, delta
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Feb 28, 2013 4:00am EST
than the annual salary. the city of london, seen as a major loser in this deal. it has an estimated 150,000 staff potentially affected and i just have to say, i keep thinking i'm missing something on this story because if this actually happens, ross, the impact would be -- it would have a major impact on the city, especially at the top. what does it mean for the banks? what does it mean for the potential returns when you look at comp and return on investment for, you know, return investment capital for some of these financial names? >> look, if you're freezing pay bonuses at one times salary, which for the investment bank is quite a dramatic change, what will the reaction be? obviously, a lot of people leaving banks or you'll see -- which i suspect you'll also get an awful lot of complex pay deals coming up. >> that, too. >> and there's a lot of ways to try and get around it. >> credit suisse and some are trying to pay with derivatives. there may be different kinds of comp. but if you're talking about the best and the most talented, you could argue about that in the banking sector alway
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Feb 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
, the the citi's, the morgans. >> if you look at xlf, for instance, it's trading right below its recent high, if that breaks out above that, if that's working, you don't need to look elsewhere. it's working right now so you can look at the goldmans and they are working. >> you'll get more leverage and joe has been on regions. >> the largely capital banks are not. they have spun off those units so when you see stock markets acting as cooperatively as they have been, when you see in-flows charging into bonds and stocks, issuance up, deals happening, that favors the goldmans, the morgan stanleys. that's why we emphasize them and why they have been leading. there's going to be a second leg to this story and it probably won't just be capital markets. it will be wage growth. i will start looking elsewhere. >> one other name. comerica, you're having a nice recovery. regional banks, incredible source of opportunity. >> all right. not so fast, mike murphy. my traders are quick but they are not always right and last month mike gave a final trade on auto parts manufacturer titan international. take a l
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